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Maine Required Childless Adults to Work to Get Food Stamps. Here’s What Happened.

One trillion dollars—that’s how much the government spent last year on means-tested welfare aid, providing cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income individuals. The food stamp program is the nation’s second largest welfare program.

The number of food stamp recipients has risen dramatically, from 17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015. Costs have soared over the same period, from $20.7 billion in 2000 to $83.1 billion in 2014.

The most rapid growth in the food stamp caseload in recent years has been among able-bodied adults without dependents.(ABAWD) The Maine food stamp work requirement is sound public policy. Government should aid those in need, but welfare should not be a one-way handout. Nearly nine out of ten Americans believe that able-bodied, non-elderly adults who receive cash, food, or housing assistance from the government should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving aid.

LePage’s reform puts the public’s convictions into action. The Maine reforms recognize that giving welfare to those who refuse to take steps to help themselves is unfair to taxpayers and fosters a harmful dependence among beneficiaries.

Off-the-Books Employment

A work requirement substantially reduces welfare fraud because insisting a recipient be in the welfare office periodically interferes with holding a hidden job. Recipients cannot be in two places at once. Faced with a work requirement, many recipients with hidden jobs simply leave the rolls. No doubt, a significant part of the rapid caseload decline in Maine involves flushing fraudulent double-dippers out of the welfare system.

Government data show that many adults without children on food stamps use their own funds counter-productively. Over half of able-bodied adults without dependentsThe Maine food stamp work requirement is sound public policy. Government should aid those in need, but welfare should not be a one-way handout. Nearly nine out of ten Americans believe that able-bodied, non-elderly adults who receive cash, food, or housing assistance from the government should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving aid.

The federal government should establish work requirements similar to Maine’s for the 4.7 million able-bodied adults without dependents currently receiving food stamps nationwide. If the caseload drops at the same rate it did in Maine (which is very likely), taxpayer savings would be over $8.4 billion per year. Further reforms could bring the savings to $9.7 billion per year: around $100 per year for every individual currently paying federal income tax.

Some may argue that individual state governments, and not the federal government, should choose whether to require work in the food stamp program. But over 90 percent of food stamp funding comes from the federal government. Since the federal government pays for nearly the entire food stamp program, it has the obligation to establish the principles on which the program operates.  These are work-capable adult recipients between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support.17.2 million in 2000 to 45.8 million in 2015.

The Need for Work Requirements

Since 2008, the food stamp caseload of adults without dependents who are able-bodied has

more than doubled nationally, swelling from nearly 2 million recipients in 2008 to around 5 million today. They gained notoriety when Fox News aired a documentary on food stamps featuring 29-year-old Jason Greenslate, a Californian who reported that he spends his time surfing and playing in his rock band, all the while receiving benefits from the food stamp program.

In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine’s governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on recipients who are without dependents and able-bodied. In Maine, all able-bodied adults without dependents in the food stamp program are now required to take a job, participate in training, or perform community service.

Job openings for lower-skill workers are abundant in Maine, and for those ABAWD recipients who cannot find immediate employment, Maine offers both training and community service slots. But despite vigorous outreach efforts by the government to encourage participation, most childless adult recipients in Maine refused to participate in training or even to perform community service for six hours per week. When ABAWD recipients refused to participate, their food stamp benefits ceased.

In the first three months after Maine’s work policy went into effect, its caseload of able-bodied adults without dependents plummeted by 80 percent, falling from 13,332 recipients in Dec. 2014 to 2,678 in March 2015.

This rapid drop in welfare dependence has a historical precedent: When work requirements were established in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in the 1990s, nationwidecaseloads dropped by almost as much, albeit over a few years rather than a few months.

The Maine food stamp work requirement is sound public policy. Government should aid those in need, but welfare should not be a one-way handout. Nearly nine out of ten Americans believe that able-bodied, non-elderly adults who receive cash, food, or housing assistance from the government should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving aid.

Requiring work for able-bodied welfare recipients was a key element of President Ronald Reagan’s welfare philosophy. It was the foundation of the successful welfare reform in the 1990s. But the idea of work in welfare has fallen by the wayside. It is time to reanimate the principle.

Hillary drawing big crowds...

Hillary's fans are turning out and packing her town halls in response to her plea for turning out the vote of young people.

Supreme Court Deals Possibly Lethal Blow To Obama Agenda

Kinda makes you proud...and Hillary will love this !

Very little media coverage on this ......
 
First Muslim Woman Judge Carolyn Walker, hand-picked by President Obama, sworn in as judge of the 7th Municipal District, Brooklyn by holding the Holy Quran at Brooklyn Boro hall on December 10, 2015, it was a Historic Day!!

Since the Quran forbids all law but Sharia Law, I guess she will head the first Federally sanctioned Sharia Court. Kinda makes you proud, doesn’t it? Gives me chills up my legs said Chris Mathews.

Another kink in the armor, no one cares, until it's too late ! step by step by step....this is how our culture will end.

Obama supporters, your dream is coming true in destroying America. 
 

Baltimore's Black Riots----

Let's See if we have this straight....


GLAD WE FIGURED THAT OUT...!

Bill Would Cut Former Presidents' Pension, Allowances

Wealthy Former Presidents Might Get No Benefits At All,

While not specifically aimed atBill Clinton, who has made $104.9 million to “pay the bills” from speaking fees alone, a bill unanimously approved last week by the House Oversight committee would cut the pensions and allowances of former presidents.

Under the current Former Presidents Act, former presidents receive an annual pension equal
to the salaries of Cabinet Secretaries – currently $201,700.

Pension Would be Capped at $200,000

However, the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act(H.R. 1777), sponsored by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), would cap the pension of former presidents at $200,000 and remove the current link between presidential pensions and Cabinet Secretary salaries.

Other Benefits Replaced by Single Allowance
The bill would also remove other benefits currently given to former presidents, including those for travel, staff, and office expenses. Instead, former presidents would be given an additional $200,000 allowance to be used he or she determined.

In other words, under Chaffetz’s bill, former presidents would get an annual pension and allowance totaling no more than $400,000 – the same as the current presidential salary.
However, under another provision of the bill, the pensions and allowances paid to former presidents could be further reduce or even eliminated completely.

Pension and Allowance Could be Reduced, If …Under Rep. Chaffetz’s bill, for every dollar former presidents earn in excess of that $400,000, their government-provided annual allowance would be reduced by $1. In addition, former presidents who go on to hold any elected position in the federal government or the District of Columbia would get no pension or allowance while holding that office.
For example, under this dollar-for-dollar penalty plan, former President Clinton, who made almost $10 million from speaking fees and book royalties in 2014, would get no pension or allowance at all.
But Presidential Widows Would Get a Raise
The bill would increase the allowance paid to surviving spouses of deceased former presidents from $20,000 to $100,000 a year. Currently, the only surviving spouse of a former president is Nancy Reagan, who received $7,000 in benefits in 2014, according to the Congressional Research Service.
How Much Have They Been Getting?
According to an April 2014 Congressional Research Service report, the four surviving former presidents received government pension and allowance benefits in 2014 totaling:
  • Jimmy Carter - $470,000
  • George H.W. Bush -- $837,000
  • Bill Clinton -- $950,000
  • George W. Bush -- $1,287,000
Rep. Chaffetz and other supporters of the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act argue that modern former presidents are highly unlikely to be strapped for cash, an opinion supported by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
“No current former President has claimed publically to have significant financial concerns,” states the CRS report. But, that was not always the case.
Prior to the enactment of the Former Presidents Act in 1958, former presidents received no federal pension or other financial assistance at all, and some did suffer the “hard times.”
Some former Presidents—like Herbert Hoover and Andrew Jackson -- returned to wealthy post-presidential lives, “Other former Presidents -- including Ulysses S. Grant and Harry S. Truman -- struggled financially. Former President Truman, for example, said that just responding to his mail and requests for speeches cost him more than $30,000 a year. 
Editor's Note:   CAN YOU IMAGINE, IN THE FURTHEST STRETCH OF ANY SITUATION, THAT THIS SITTING PRESIDENT, WHO JUST GOT A RAISE OF $100,000. WOULD NOT VETO THIS BILL????

At least, we are upgrading the "Class" to the White House !

I would rather have a horney old man in the white house, boinking his intern
than an incompetent, inexprienced, closet Muslim that has an ideoligical inclination to destroy our nation.  Perhaps, if Obama had a little something on the side...it might take some pressure off his twisted brain that is wrecking our nation.  And, speaking of incomptence.....how about that screaming crook that seems to think she deserves to get elected only because she is a SHE !




Better than the super bowl !

All it takes now is a Department of Justice that pays attention to its Oath of Office.

UNDER OBAMA, US FALLS FROM 6TH FREEST ECONOMY TO 11TH

Remember when our closet Muslim ran for office of President the first time. He promised that he would "transform" the United State. When he doubled down in his second election he
promised to keep up the good work. Thanks to the uninformed, unions, young and dumb, most minorities, female voters, government employees and the dependency strata we have gotten exactly what he promised.          
 America’s Economic Freedom Has Rapidly Declined  Under Obama. 

Millions of people around the world are emerging from poverty thanks to rising economic freedom. But by sharp contrast, America’s economic freedom has been on a declining path over the past decade. According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual publication by The Heritage Foundation, America’s economic freedom has tumbled. With losses of economic freedom in eight of the past nine years, the U.S. has tied its worst score ever, wiping out a decade of progress. The U.S. has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016. America’s declining score in the index is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts.

You can analyze more details and view the facts of what the Obama wrecking ball has done to our economy by clicking  HERE READING THE FULL STORY.  There is a very informative video which explains how you measure "Economic Freedom".  It makes you wish that Obama had spent his time reading economic texts instead of the Quran.

Listen and Learn from Ret. Admiral (Ace) Lyons.

This is over a year old, but has not gotten nearly the viewership it deserved.  It was a video from a private meeting of both political and military insiders and Ace was called upon to had his view of the world situation at that point.  He was introduced by John Kerry, who was probably sorry he called on Ace to speak.

He hits the nail when he identifies our sitting President as a "closet Muslim" who is unable to even  begin to identify the enemy.   How can you do anything except lose of you do not know who is your enemy.  The scary thing is, Hillary is nothing but a chick from an egg Barack has alread laid.
Fred.


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THE DONALD'S FIRST DAY IN OFFICE

Thanks to Hank, our Indiana Correspondent for this piece.

1....President Donald Trump and Vice President Marco Rubio are sworn into office.!!!

2.....In a rare event on inauguration day, Congress convenes for an emergency meeting to REPEAL the "illegal & unconstitutional" ---Socialist healthcare FARCE, known as Obamacare.

3....The new Director of Health and Social Services Dr. Ben Carson Announces that an independent group of healthcare management professionals is hired to handle healthcare services for poor and low income ... They are also assigned the duty of ELIMINATING Medicare and Medicaid FRAUD. Government’s costs for healthcare are reduced by 90%.
Insurance premiums for "working" Americans are reduced by 50%. Healthcare service in the U.S improves 100%.

4......Newly appointed Department of Homeland Security Chief Ted Cruz announces the immediate deployment of troops to the U.S. Mexico border to control illegal immigration and the immediate deportation of illegals with criminal records or links to terrorist groups....... New bio-encrypted Social Security IDs are required by every American citizen. "Birthright-is-Abolished". All immigration from countries that represent a threat to the safety of American
citizens is 'terminated-indefinitely'. The move saves American taxpayers
billions of dollars. AND....Several prisons are closed.

5.....Newly appointed Secretary of Business and Economic Development Carly Fiorina eliminates more than 1/2 of the Government agencies operating under the Obama administration saving taxpayers billions of dollars. Stocks rise 100%.

6.....Newly appointed Director of Government Finance Rand Paul announces the
abolition of the IRS and displays a copy of the new Federal Tax Return form.
It consists of ONE page. The instructions consist of TWO pages. The Federal
Reserve is audited. The move saves American Taxpayers billions of dollars
and increases tax revenue.

7.... Hillary Clinton is in prison..... Her cell is directly across from Jesse Jackson AND Al Sharpton who are serving time for Crimes”. She bitches at them constantly from behind the bars of her cell in what some call cruel and unusual punishment.

8..... Bernie Sanders is in the Nuthouse....His room is directly across from Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Chris Matthews and Al Franken. They meet for tea every day at 10 AM and discuss the success and benefits of Communism and Socialism throughout the world.

9..... Windows 12 is released. It is designed for humans, AND doesn’t require a degree in nuclear physics to operate and looks just like Windows 7 EXCEPT, it is easier to use.

10..... Barack Obama flees the United States, and returns to his homeland of Kenya
before his trial for treason begins..... It was reported that he was last seen wandering
through the jungle singing “Hakuna Matata” (No Worries) with a chimp named Commie.

11..... A committee is NOT established to determine what is causing global cooling. Billions of taxpayer dollars are saved.

12..... DEAD people are no longer allowed to vote in Chicago, a huge blow for
the Democrat Party in the State of Illinois.

And this my friends constitutes----------- THE PERFECT DAY!

From Political Buddy, Joe.

You have been gone for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately so you hire a guy. A pro. You don't care if the guy smells, you need those raccoons gone pronto and he's the guy to do it! You don't care if the guy swears, you don't care if he's an alcoholic, you don't care how many times he's been married, you don't care if he voted for Obama, you don't care if he has plumber's crack...you simply want those raccoons gone!  You want your problem fixed!  He's the guy. He's the best. Period.

That's why many Republicans supporting Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass, Yes, he's an egomaniac, but you don't care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, illegal's are everywhere. You want it all fixed! You don't care that Trump is crude, You don't care that he insults people, you don't care that he had been friendly with Hillary, you don't care that he has changed positions, you don't care that he's been married 3 times, you don't care that he fights with Megyn Kelly and Rosie O'Donnell, you don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslin terrorist,...this country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal's, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hamid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. 

 You're sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegal's. You just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he's also not a politician, he's not a cowardly politician. And he says he'll fix it.

You don't care if the guy has bad hair. You just want those raccoons gone.Out of your house. Now!!!!!

A little history lesson with an eye to the future....

  
In 1887 Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh , had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent Form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until
the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship."


"The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 Years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:

From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back into bondage."

The Obituary follows:

" United States of America ", Born 1776, Died 2016

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election: 

Number of States won by: Obama:   19 Romney: 29
Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000   Romney: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million   Romney: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by Obama; 13.2    Romney:  2.1.


Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Romney won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low Income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of Democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase..
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million Criminal invaders called illegal’s - and they vote - then we can say Goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years .



Hmmmmm ? GUESS WHO IS MARRIED TO JOHN KERRY'S DAUGHTER,

Image result for iranian foreign minister mohammad javad zarif This may indicate why Secretary of State Kerry fought so hard to get the Iran nuclear deal through. We may have surrendered already and just don't know it.
 
JUST ANOTHER LITTLE CONNECTION THAT MAKES YOU STROKE YOUR CHIN.
  
  Maybe you don't know that in 2009 the daughter of Secretary of State John Kerry, Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, married an Iranian physician named Dr. Brian Vale Nahed.  Well, No mainstream media reported this at the time But guess who was the best man at the wedding? Mohammad Javad Zarif..  So who is Mr. Zarif? 
 
Zarif is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs for Iran. He was Kerry's  chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations just concluded.

If you have ever wondered why.....

If you have ever wondered why a huge section of the human race could end up being responsible, for centuries, for a majority of the wars and religious conflicts.  They also have produced a continuing trail of unspeakable atrocities.  Along with all of that they are thoroughly indoctrinated to the suppression of women.  What is it that results in a large group people that find it impossible to discover a way to get along with their fellow human being if for no other reason than to have a stable national political framework instead of one that has only, and never, produced anything except poverty an war.

Could it be as simple being retarded???  Born Stupid??  Or, perhaps basically genetically unable to think in terms of balancing consequential variables?  An over simplified explanation is that this specific group of people  govern their behaviors  with only their primitive brain stem instead of their prefrontal cortex.  Let's make it sound nice.  Call it Genetic Recessive Disorder.
  How could it be possible that an gigantic group of people could all be born DUMB?  What could be in their water that causes retardation in a specific group of people all over the planet. Stay Tuned !

You will find at the end of this supposition, several links to documentation of a very simple answer.   It is also far, far from a Politically Correct discussion.  How could 23% (2 Billion) of the world population be dumbed down?   It is that one little facet of their religion which ENCOURAGES the marriage of first cousins.  There has been studies, for actually decades, that inbreeding of first cousins is highly detrimental to the intelligence level of their children.  In one study the stats verified that school children of inbred parents produced proof that their chance of having an IQ lower than 70 increased by 400%!!

The problem of a deteriorating genetic footprint becomes even more disastrous when inbred children marry each other!  The genetic death spiral becomes faster an steeper and horrible birth defects begin to appear.  Islam has condoned interbreeding for 1400 years! There is not a single other religion or nation that codons or allows inbreeding....much less encourages it.  Just think about the incestuous atmosphere.  The Muslim man in the household is allowed 4 wives....each has a couple kids.  And the parents together have 8 brother or sister in laws.   Just imagine now the cluster of cousins circling each other.  It was a tradition to, at birth of a girl, to arrange the marriage...at the end of this family situation you have about 36 inbred, mentally damaged births already arranged.   Keep in mind this has been going on for 1400 years!  That is about 5000 generations.   However when you are marrying off 11 year old girls to their 15 year old 1st cousins it is probably more than 10,000 generations.   Any wonder why you have assholes wandering the mid-east beheading folks.
 And....coming to your local  theaters soon!    
F.
Dare to cruise the links below and you will understand better  Dumbing Down.
   
     
       
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The Young and Dumb !!!

You have often heard me talk about the "Young and Dumb", the uninformed and the totally unengaged.  Here is the perfect example !!!   AND HE IS ON A UNIVERSITY CAMPUS....THE CRUCIBLE OF ALL KNOWLEDGE AND LEADERS IN HE NEXT GENERATION.   GOD PROTECT US !!!!

How Eastern thinking differs from us Westerners by Major General Curry

The  following article carries a critical truth that must be understood. Our enemy THINKS totally differently than the rest of the human race. This article by General Curry wraps it in reality for you. It is sickening reality but it is the job of our elected and appointed representatives to have the intellect, the courage, the energy and the imagination to protect us. We have been suckered, boondoggled, lied to, embarassed, humiliated, stolen from and cheated by Obama and his suckling cult of Democrats. They just aren't paying attention and don't Get It!! 

 Obama has issued the warning to all of his followers: "The first one of you who even mutters 'Islamic Terrorists' is fired !!"

Our nation has been sucked down in a quicksand made up of the incompetence and ideological mindset of a closet Muslim/Socialist President who does not give a rat's ass about any of our Constitutional rights or any of the principals that founded this nation

Following this article by the General, I will follow as soon as possible with a kind message regarding some of the reasons we are so mortified by in the presence of the inhumanities we are seeing in the mid-east. I know all of us are amazed that there can be such barbaric behaviors being displayed by human being.  However, Islamic radicals don't really belong in the same category. There is a reason....and it is scary.
F.



By Major General Jerry Curry, USA, (ret.)
 
The British poet Rudyard Kipling, understood today's situation in Afghanistan better than our State Department when he wrote:
 "I have eaten your bread and salt.  I have drunk your water and wine.
 The deaths you died I’ve watched beside and the lives you led were mine."

"There are two points this President and the Secretaries of State and
Defense should keep in mind as they evaluate future involvement in the Mid-East and how to successfully address them. Both are easiest illustrated by real life happenings.

Point 1 :

Many years ago I attended the Infantry officer Advanced Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Ten percent of the students attending that ten month course of instruction were from foreign countries. For about half of the course my table-mate was an Arab. We studied together, completed homework assignments together, got to know each others families, and generally enjoyed each others company. Part of that time we students were immersed in reading about, researching, and discussing wars and problems of the Middle East. In time my Arab classmate and I had (I thought) become close friends.

A question popped into my mind and without evaluating it I said, "I have a question to ask you, but you may find it a little impertinent, or perhaps, offensive." "That's quite all right", he replied. "We know each other well enough to be honest with each other. So go ahead and ask your question." "Well," I began, "Each time you Arabs start a war with Israel, they beat your socks off. Why don't you learn your lesson and quit making war on them?"

The words hadn't passed my lips before I felt that I shouldn't have asked that particular question, but I was wrong. My Arab officer friend didn't get angry. He didn't even think before replying. "My dear friend," he said in his British accent, "You are absolutely right. Each time we attack the Israelis they whip us. But have you noticed that with each loss we get better. We get whipped not as badly as in the war before."

Then he got a faraway look in his eyes, pounded on the table and said, "sometime in the next thousand years, we will win!" Up until then I’d never thought in terms of a thousand years, and I don't think I'm very good at it today. But for those formulating foreign and defense policy for our nation, it is worth making the effort. For it’s difficult to think in terms of the immediate future while negotiating with a nation whose leaders are thinking in terms of hundreds or thousands of years.
P
Point 2.

During the 1st Gulf War, US and Arab forces fought side by side and some of the officers became close friends. When the war ended in victory there was a celebration in the Officer's Club with congratulations all around. A lot of handshaking and hugging was going on. It was a time of displaying real brotherly love.

Seeing this, one of the senior Arab generals felt the need to set the record straight. "Look," he said to a cluster of American generals. "We’ve fought together and some of us have died together. I know you feel that makes us brothers. But that’s not the way it is in my world."

He looked around the circle making eye contact with all of them,and spoke:

. "I don't want to see you hurt, so I need to share this with you. There is no tomorrow for us jointly. No matter how much you have helped my country and you came and helped us when we desperately needed your help and no matter how friendly you feel toward us, we are still Muslims and you are still Christians. That means that in our eyes, we can never be brothers. I'm sorry, but to us, you will always be Infidels!"

Yes, we Infidels have liberated Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’ve not made their countries, nor their people, depositories of freedom and liberty. No matter how hard we work to rebuild their government’s infrastructure, educational, and medical institutions, and no matter how desperately they need our help-as the Arab general noted, we can never be brothers to each other.

Also, I understand what Kipling meant when he wrote: "East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet". He was pointing out to the western world that to Muslims, we Christians will always be Infidels!
Jerry Curry

A little shot of truth serum before the State of the Union Address


Bernie Sanders has new campaign ad.....


Smarten up...!

The following video is a pretty good explanation which simplifies the political Bullshit you hear from Barack Obama and his Socialist minions.  The baseless crap regarding Carbon Dioxide, carbon taxes and CO2 being blamed for climate change is blown away when you examine the science.

Don't Give up the ship !

Bob Lonsberry is an American radio talk show host, columnist, author and conservative political commentator.
The account of two U. S. Navy vessels being seized by the Iranian navy earlier this week seems completely implausible. No part of it makes any sense.

The story is that two river patrol boats – bristling modern-day incarnations of the Vietnam swift boats – were navigating south from Kuwait to Bahrain. At some point, via some means, the two boats, with their contingent of five sailors each, surrendered to the Iranians.

Two accounts have been offered as to how that happened. The first was that one of the vessels lost its engine and that they both then drifted into Iranian waters. The other was that the two boats had been operating fine, but inadvertently navigated into Iranian territory.

Simply put, they got lost. Neither account seems possible.

First off, if one of the boats broke down, and the sailor aboard trained to tend the engine couldn't fix it, the other boat would merely take it in tow and they would proceed on their way. That is not a novel maritime undertaking.

The second scenario – oops, we got lost – is even less likely. It turns out that navigation and navigation equipment are kind of a high priority for the Navy. Boats don’t get lost. Highly technical navigation equipment on both boats would have told crew members exactly where they were.

And in the unlikely event that both boats lost all electronic navigational equipment, and the compasses lost track of magnetic north, there is the simple fact that sailing from Kuwait to Bahrain pretty much involves nothing more complex than keeping the shore on your starboard side. And should you lose sight of shore, and can remember that the map has safety to the west and danger to the east, you’d think that the position of the sun in the sky or the fact that prevailing winds in the Persian Gulf in the winter are northwesterly, would somehow have allowed our sailors to find the Saudi shoreline instead of Iranian waters.

And all of that presumes that these two boats were operating alone in the open seas, which they presumably were not. There is, in fact, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier battle group operating in the Persian Gulf.

The USS Harry S Truman owns the Persian Gulf these days, and the significant American military presence in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait – lands immediately proximate to the waters where our sailors were operating – makes us the biggest dog on the block.

And we’ve got radar and helicopters and airplanes and stuff like that.

And if an American vessel breaks down at sea, or strays from course, under those operational conditions, there are a lot of American assets that would both notice the problem and be able to offer relief. Yet no one did.

We’re supposed to believe nobody radioed a couple of inexplicably lost boats to ask where they were going? When one of them supposedly broke down, a carrier battle group had no means to come to their assistance? That makes no sense.
It’s completely unbelievable.

So is the apparent conduct of the sailors in the face of a supposed challenge by the Iranian military.

If one of the vessels was disabled, as is claimed, and hostile craft are approaching, bringing with them the prospect of capture and captivity, don’t you put all 10 sailors on the able boat, sink the disabled boat, and race the bad guys back to international waters?

From the Iranian video, it looks like two or three bass boats and four guys in mismatched uniforms, with a couple of AK's, captured two far-larger and better-armed American boats, both of which were bristling with mounted machine guns.

Here’s a fact: When you're kneeling on the deck of your own boat, with your hands clasped behind your head, and some guy’s shouting at you in terrorist language, things didn't go right.

And yet, that’s exactly what supposedly happened here. Ten American sailors, successors to Captain James Lawrence, are on their knees next to their unfired guns, in the face of a smaller and less well-armed opponent – with little American flags snapping in the breeze.

This is not the stuff of Commodore Perry and Admiral Farragut.

And you wonder whose call it was.
How far up the chain of command did they have to go to find the cowardly lion who ordered this genuflection before a bunch of savages? Did this get bounced all the way to the Pentagon, or the Situation Room? Which secretary of what made the decision not to put a squadron of naval aviators above those two boats to keep the camel jockeys at bay?

It is shameful, a worldwide embarrassment for the nation and the Navy.

And it is topped off by an obsequious videotaped apology, and pictures of our sailors, captive in hostile hands, the female with a towel over her head.

The President can ignore this. But we can’t.

We got pantsed. We got humiliated. We showed either weakness or incompetence. And unfortunately either one only invites aggression against us.

It is inconceivable that you could find 10 Americans willing to surrender themselves and their equipment without a fight. It is not plausible that any young man or woman entering into the naval service would willingly kneel on the deck of a combat-capable ship.

Somebody told them to give up. And that somebody, and the philosophy he represents, will be the death of us.

Do Leopards ever change their spots ?

As a 27 year old staff attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate investigation, Hillary Rodham was fired by her supervisor, a lifelong Democrat, Jerry Zeifman.  When asked why Hillary Rodham was fired, Zeifman said in an interview: "She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer, she conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the Committee, and the rules of confidentiality."
 
JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY !!
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The Butterfly Effect

"In Chaos Theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic, nonlinear system can result in large differences in a larger state." In other words, a butterfly flapping its wings in Texas can cause a typhoon in the Japanese Sea at a later time.

Think about it, in mid-20th Century America , an 18 year old hippie sexually
promiscuous freshman girl in a Honolulu college had sex with an older, alcoholic Kenyan politician on a student visa, who had a wife and child back in Africa.

And from this "roll in the sack" comes the collapse and dissolution of the United States of America in the 21st Century.

OBAMACARE RATE TRACKER UNVEILED

Freedom Partners is releasing an ObamaCare rate increase tracker today, ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The tracker shows the average health care premium increases in each state on the individual marketplace for 2016. Freedom Partners’ policy team calculates that premiums on the individual marketplace increased in 49 out of 50 states. In most states, costs went up by double-digits. Seventeen states will see premium increases of 20 percent of more, the group says.Iowans, for instance, will see their premiums spike by 22 percent this year. In Minnesota, Alaska, Tennessee, and Hawaii, rates will rise by 30 percent or more.  Across the country, Americans are facing substantially higher costs under the Affordable Care Act..


"And..if you want to keep your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor...and, if you have insurance you can keep your insurance !!!"

“‘You can keep your plan’ turned out not to be anything except the big fattest  lie of his presidency, and it turns out that the ‘Obamacare will make health care affordable’ promise is no different. The data is now conclusive: the Affordable Care Act has driven up costs across the board, with people in 49 states seeing premium increases on the individual market this year. President Obama has chosen to look the other way, but the millions of Americans being crushed by the costs of Obamacare don’t have the same luxury.”

Check out your State   HERE

A Political Smile...



A big thanks to our patriot buddy, Joe, in Columbine for this little story he got from Midwestern friends.
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Hillary Clinton and her driver were cruising home along a country road one evening after a hard day of bullshitting at some town meetings when an ancient cow loomed in front of the car. The driver tried to avoid it but couldn't.


The aged cow was struck and killed. Hillary told her driver to go up to the farmhouse and explain to the owners what had happened and pay them anything for the cow. She stayed in the car exchanging sensitive emails on her private mail server.


About an hour later the driver staggered back to the car with his clothes in disarray. He was holding a half-empty bottle of expensive wine in one hand, a huge Cuban cigar in the other, and was smiling happily, smeared with lipstick.

"What the hell  happened to you," asked Hillary?

"Well," the driver replied, "the farmer gave me the cigar, his wife gave me the wine, and their beautiful twin daughters made passionate love to me."

"Why...For Christ's Sake.......what did you tell them?" asked Hillary.

The driver replied, "I just stepped inside the door and said, 'I'm Hillary Clinton's personal Chauffer and I've just killed the old cow.' The rest happened so fast I couldn't stop it."!!!!

Our 7 years of Obama. Compare the Facts with the Bullshit !!!

Unfortunately there is no way to put on a chart the non-financial losses we have suffered under the reign of his imperial highness.  How do you measure the plunging ratings of our international respect?    How do the take the temperature of a military that has been gutted in strength and preparedness?  The charts below do not depict the 18.5TRILLION DOLLAR NATIONAL DEBT.
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There are no ways to calculate in size, shape or money the rape of our Constitution by a President that has no respect for Congress of the ideals of our founding fathers.

The last time we elected a one term Senator we got what we deserved....an incompetent nation wrecking rookie.  Sadly, the Democrats are offering up an Xerox copy of the Obama tradition.  Just because Hillary has been in the public eye for decades, her boosters try to make her look like she is experienced just because she spent two terms in the White House.  As they say:  "So what? So did the pastry chef !'
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Republicans threaten budget showdown over Obama’s gun control actions

The President brazenly rips up our Constitution and cavalierly jokes that he knows something about the constitution and proceeds to rip it up and throw it in the face of Congress.

Several Republicans threatened to use Congress’s annual spending bills to hit back at gun control policies announced by President Obama on Tuesday, furious at the president’s attempt to sidestep Congress on such a controversial issue.
Leading Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee and from the party’s conservative wing vowed to use the appropriations process to block Obama’s executive actions and deny the president the necessary funding to implement some of his proposals.

“What the president has done is unconstitutional and any action Congress can take, we should, including appropriations,” said Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) a member of the House’s Freedom Caucus"

YOU CAN READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH OBAMA'S EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTING JOB IN THE VIDEO.  CLICK HERE

Obama to continue assault on our Constitution and our freedoms.

                                       WILD BILL SPEAKS FOR AMERICA


Just a bit politically incorrect!

A suicide bomber completed his mission and went to Paradise, as foretold.
 
When he arrived there he said to Allah that he was ready to claim his 72 virgins, as promised.  Out of curiosity he asked Allah why there were so many virgins in heaven.
 
Allah regarded him for a moment, then replied, "Actually, the 72 virgins are here in heaven because people like you murdered them before they could experience the pleasure of sex. So you're here to service them. Since they're virgins, they're quite sexually ravenous and, frankly, you'll be on constant, exhausting duty. I shall banish you from Paradise should you fail!"
 
The bomber responded, "Well, I guess I can live with that.  How hard can it be to keep 72 women satisfied for all eternity?"
 

Allah replied, "Who told you they were women?"

While You Were Sleeping

— President and Mrs. Obama, along with a few private friends, had a 4.5-hour dinner last night at Hoku’s, the flagship restaurant at the Kahala Hotel. It came at the end of a day that included hours on the beach and a stop for Hawaiian shave ice. See the dinner menu from where the Obamas ate here.  

Can you imagine Dwight Eisenhower, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, JFK or even LBJ doing this shit when their nation was under fire.  Could you even conceive George Bush tip-toeing around the dance floor and golf course as our nation had these Islamic Jihadist assholes planning to blow up our malls, dams, stadiums and internet centers.  God protect us because this butthead does not give a rat's ass about anything except his next world tour on our dime !!!

There have been articles on numerous occasions about the ostentatious facet of the Obama's to assume the garb of imperial rulers and load their life with excessive display of their royalty.  It is swiftly dismissed by the uninformed as just a perk for the Presidents office.  To those who give a damn and observe there is no doubt the family is committed to milk the position of every cent possible.  If you have any doubt of that the royal family is not milking the cow for their own bucket you merely need to go to the link below.  And, it is not only the draining of our tax money for personal privileges it is the personal insult of Obama soiling the presidency when he has produced nothing but failure in the economy, the tax structure, our foreign relations, national trust and respect and the crippling of our military.  Then put on top of the multi-million dollar golf outings all of the "business travel" to places where he happens to hold "fund raisers" for the Democrats.

Fred.

Just grab a large vomit sized Ziplock and view the following link:
Click HERE


Lawyers poised to profit from Jihadist money.

SOMETIMES IT PAYS TO GO BACK AND BROWSE THROUGH OLD STUFF JUST FOR THE PURPOSE OF DUMPING INTO THE TRASH BIN.  BELOW IS A PIECE THAT GOT IN THE PENDING FILE, THAT IF I HAD GONE BACK IT WOULD DEFINITELY MAKE PAGE ONE ON MY "CORNER".  IT IS GUARANTEED TO PRESS YOUR "PISSED OFF" BUTTON....   DESPITE THAT IT IS VIRTUALLY 5 YEARS OLD IT REMAINS:....."WHAT ELSE IS NEW FROM OUR KEYSTONE COP PRESIDENT !!! ? 

"RETURN WITH US NOW TO THOSE THRILLING DAYS OF YESTERYEAR...WHEN OUT OF THE PAST COME THE THUNDERING HOOFBEATS OF THE GREAT HORSE....ETC. ETC ETC...WITH THE WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE.......
December 30, 2010

Suppose Osama bin Laden were captured alive. And suppose like Khalid Sheikh Muhammad that the Obama administration tried to bring bin Laden to a civilian court in Manhattan. But don’t give him a garden variety public defender or even a high-profile attorney working pro bono. Give him the best attorney that money can buy—even more than most of the 9/11 victims’ families could expend on their own legal proceedings.

Now bin Laden can have the best attorney his money can buy, because all his assets could be unfrozen to use for a legal defense under a new OFAC licensing program. The new rules would even allow terrorists to establish their own legal defense funds. The more the jihadists tax, steal, and launder, the bigger cut their lawyers will eventually get.

If I were OFAC director Adam Szubin, a Bush appointee who has been kept on by Pres. Obama, I would resign immediately in protest of this disgusting insult to the victims of jihad. Here’s the story!

     OBAMA GIVES TERRORISTS ACCESS TO FROZEN ASSETS

The likes of the ACLU and CAIR can now get funds directly from the terrorists they defend.
Caving in to the demands of liberal civil rights groups, the Obama Administration has quietly amended a counterterrorism sanction so that accused terrorists can pay for their defense with assets frozen by the U.S. government.

The exemption to the government’s Global Terrorism Sanctions was made official this week by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which is responsible for enforcing economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security threats. The office operates under presidential national emergency powers and acts largely on international mandates.

Among its duties is to freeze the assets of individuals or groups engaged in terrorist activities. Under executive orders signed by both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the OFAC can confiscate the assets of suspected terrorists identified by the Treasury Secretary if the funds are in control of institutions regulated by the U.S.

That means that individuals charged with terrorism can’t access money to pay for attorneys, something that has long bothered the left. This week the Treasury Department gave in, making it possible for terrorism suspects whose assets have been frozen by Uncle Sam to use the money to pay for legal representation. Suspects must apply for a special license from the OFAC, which will make the cash disbursements.

The official amendment in the Federal Register says that the OFAC is adding “new general licenses to authorize U.S. persons to receive specified types of payment for certain authorized legal services.” This also includes a license authorizing the establishment of legal defense funds that collect donations from persons who are not suspected of terrorism.

It’s unlikely that the mainstream media will give this much coverage or that White House press releases will tout it. After all, the official notice in the Federal Registry says that “public participation” or “delay in effective date” are not applicable because the amendments involve a foreign affairs function and executive order.